Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BlogConnections: The YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway

BlogConnections is a section wherein it shows some topic from other blogs I am following or news from bloggers I have known and I look up to.

I am now posting about YugaTech's contest this Christmas season. It's called "The YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway" contests. Abe's going to give a number of gadgets to avid followers of his blog.

Starting this week, Yugatech will be doing a series of different contests for our “YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway” with a major theme around it. It will be really simple and have easy mechanics. Our contest for this week is called “Merry Tweetmas”.

The theme for this week is Twitter and here's the mechanics:

1. Follow Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter.
2) Post a tweet “Just entered to win a Modu Phone. Quick! Go follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe and retweet: #thanks2yugatech

For more details, you can click on the photo above to go to YugaTech's page.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

SEx 101: To Facebook or not to Facebook?

- That is the question

Taken from Shakespeare's "Hamlet", this is the question tingling in my mind for the past months. You would not believe it but yes, I admit, I still do not have a Facebook account since it became so popular since last year.

Everybody I know from my family to my officemates already have an account. I guess you know how much criticisms I get when my friends asked me to add them as a friend and tell them that I don't have an account.

So why haven't I got a Facebook account? Let me tell you some of my reasons.

I have already a Friendster account which I cannot even update. Why would I bother creating another social network account if I can not even maintain my Friendster account?

Facebook is a distraction at work. I have seen all of my officemate how they become obsessed with their "farm", "aquariums", "gangs", "pets", and most recently they worry too much if the food they are preparing for their "restaurants" is already spoiled. I even know who spent playing an application until midnight even he had to be at work by 6 AM. Luckily for him, he doesn't get late yet but signs that he lacks some sleep shows up at work when he becomes easily iritated.

I know how it feels to be addicted to computer games I have been into gaming long ago and I know if I get hooked into this applications in Facebook, I might get addicted to it. I need to practice a great deal of discipline if I am going to have an account. It is always a temptation to play those games.

In our office, nobody from our department is being reprimanded or suspended for excessively addicted to the applications. It seems that even the supervisors is addicted to it. I even heard one manager asking her subordinate to cook some "turkey" for her.

Recently, Facebook become an item in the news. There was a reported murder committed after a partner changed her status in her account. There were several "libel cases" filed against people who posts a malicious post. Several groups filing a complain against Facebook for "privacy violation".

This one is a funny news about a guy pausing before he kisses his bride during their wedding. He got his phone and gave her bride hers to update their status. It was really funny when the minister said "It is now official in my book and on Facebook" that it made the crowd laugh.

There are a lot of good and bad things about Facebook. It is really up to the users how they will use it and how they can protect themselves against malicious intentions of other people.

As for me, I am still thinking and still contemplating whether to have an account or not. As for my friends, I have respected your views with Facebook, so please respect mine. Who knows I might have an account in the future. You can try searching me later. See yah!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Decisions 2010: Bilog na Hugis Itlog

I was currently signing in to YM when I noticed an article in Yahoo Insider about the Sexbomb girls doing a music video about poll automation. It is a good thing GMA 7 decided to create an educational video in a form of a novelty song.

The female group who rose to fame as dancers in the noontime show Eat Bulaga popularized songs such as "Spaghetting Pababa" and "Bakit Papa?" is now seen frequently in advertisements between GMA 7's show. It is a good initiative in part of the network on how they can educate the people on how the Election Automation Process will be done.

The music video entitled "Bilog na Hugis Itlog" has started to be shown last December 10 in between GMA shows. Hopefully this will educate people how automation works so that they can be vigilant on the upcoming 2010 election.

Here's a copy of the video:
@ Yahoo! Video

Saturday, December 05, 2009

ToyTown: Take 2 at the Toy Store

It was last December 2 when Jeff asked us to check Toytown after the shift. He's planning to shop for toys for his "inaanak", nephews and nieces. We agreed to come since its been more that 2 weeks since we were there and there might be new toys. Might as well check it out again.

Here are some of the toys I did not notice last time we visited the store:

This one is a water sprinkler accesory which you can connect and let your kids enjoy while you are watering your lawn grass.

This flamingo reminds me of Kevin from the movie Up. But of course, Kevin is more colorful compared to this pink one.

You can also start training your kid to follow Manny Pacquiao's steps with this boxing gloves.

This is a Remote Controlled car that can be driven with an IR enabled control. It's powered by 2 AAA batteries. Can be played within 2m and control should not be blocked by any interference for you to be able to drive it. Not bad for a PHP200 gift for kids. Smaller version costs PHP350.

This pair of plastic dinosaurs caught my attention because of their presentation is a little bit nasty for a little naughty person like me.

I was not really planning on buying anything but I was enticed by this Terminator's T-600 head piece. Jim told me this can be used for CosPlay. You can also include a separate right robotic arms with retractable fist. But I did not notice that it has also a voice changer feature until I have purchased it the next day.

I decided to buy the head pice the next day but I did not include the right robotic arm. I purchased it for PHP800 but it was originally sold for PHP2499. It was a hefty 60% discount.

As told on the previous entry the store is open until January 15, 2010. It's located beside the Cybermall Building.